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Irish airport flights suspended after runway plane fire

Irish airport flights suspended after runway plane fire Thu, 15 Aug, 2019

Flights were suspended at Shannon Airport in western Ireland after a fire broke out on the undercarriage of an aircraft on the runway, an airport spokesman said.
Latin America set for feeble growth of 0.5% in 2019: UN

Latin America set for feeble growth of 0.5% in 2019: UN Thu, 01 Aug, 2019

 Hit by five years of "economic slowdown," Latin America's economy will grow by barely 0.5 percent this year, the United Nations economic commission for the region said, well below the 1.3 percent projected in April.
US sanctions Iran's foreign minister

US sanctions Iran's foreign minister Thu, 01 Aug, 2019

The United States imposed sanctions against Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, effectively slamming the door on the country's top diplomat.
UK car sector accelerates towards electric future

UK car sector accelerates towards electric future Sun, 21 Jul, 2019

Britain's auto industry, seeking to swerve Brexit obstacles, is accelerating toward electrification as consumers shun high-polluting diesels, driven by rapid advances in technology and greener government policy.
UK says seized Iranian oil tanker could be released

UK says seized Iranian oil tanker could be released Mon, 15 Jul, 2019

 Britain will facilitate the release of a seized Iranian tanker if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria, Britain's top diplomat said, as European nations called for new talks to ease tensions in the Persian Gulf.
UN hails Africa free trade area as 'bridge to peace'

UN hails Africa free trade area as 'bridge to peace' Tue, 09 Jul, 2019

The United Nations hailed a landmark Africa-wide free trade area accord launched at the weekend as a bridge towards peace on the continent.
Iran condemns detention of oil supertanker in Gibraltar

Iran condemns detention of oil supertanker in Gibraltar Thu, 04 Jul, 2019

Iran condemned the "illegal interception" of one of its oil tankers in Gibraltar where authorities said they suspected it was carrying crude to Syria in violation of EU sanctions.
China says Trump, Xi reach trade truce

China says Trump, Xi reach trade truce Sat, 29 Jun, 2019

President Donald Trump declared relations with China were "right back on track" after he and President Xi Jinping sought Saturday to de-escalate a prolonged trade war between the economic powerhouses despite doubts about either's willingness to compromise on a long term solution.

Sensation of Financialization Sun, 02 Jun, 2019

Over recent decades, the scope, size, concentration, power and even the purpose and role of finance have changed so significantly that a new term, financialization, was coined to name this phenomenon. 
Google blocks Huawei phones from Android updates after Trump blacklisting

Google blocks Huawei phones from Android updates after Trump blacklisting Mon, 20 May, 2019

US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat.
Iran says US sanctions 'unacceptable' amid Gulf tensions

Iran says US sanctions 'unacceptable' amid Gulf tensions Thu, 16 May, 2019

 Iran's foreign minister on Thursday said sanctions imposed by the Trump administration are "unacceptable" but that his country is committed to an international nuclear deal that has steadily unraveled amid rising tensions.
Saudi shuts major oil pipeline after Huthi drone attacks

Saudi shuts major oil pipeline after Huthi drone attacks Tue, 14 May, 2019

Drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemen rebels shut down one of Saudi Arabia's major oil pipelines, further ratcheting up Gulf tensions after the mysterious sabotage of several tankers.
Saudi oil tankers hit by 'sabotage attacks' as Gulf tensions soar

Saudi oil tankers hit by 'sabotage attacks' as Gulf tensions soar Mon, 13 May, 2019

 Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were damaged in mysterious "sabotage attacks" in the Gulf as tensions soared in a region already shaken by a standoff between the United States and Iran.
EU heads put climate, democracy and jobs at heart of future course

EU heads put climate, democracy and jobs at heart of future course Thu, 09 May, 2019

Fighting climate change, safeguarding the rule of law and finding a modern model for growth must be at the heart of the European Union, the bloc's leaders agreed in Thursday talks meant to show unity despite the damage from Brexit.
Greek prime minister promises bailout relief before polls

Greek prime minister promises bailout relief before polls Tue, 07 May, 2019

Greece's left-wing prime minister  promised crisis-weary voters a series of tax-relief measures before upcoming elections, after outperforming budget targets set by bailout creditors.
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